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and this will go down to the wire. most powerful democrat in the u.s. senate has a lot to worry about in the next hundred days. >> gregg: all right. carl cameron, carl, stay with us it's a little tricky. >> blackjack, actually. >> gregg: we're streaming nevada events. check it out at 10:00 brian wilson will host a one hour special from america's election headquarters, bringing you al franken bringing closing remarks at the event. >> a political show down in the nation's capitol. president obama and gop taking shots at one another, criticizing jock creation proposals. molly henneberg is live from d.c. with the details. molly, i understand the president says the u.s. is finally headed in the right direction with the economy so we ask, what specifically did he mean? >> well he named or he listed a couple of things that his administration has done, to quote, get us out of this recession including new regulations on the financial industry, more money for the clean energy sector and tax cuts for working families. he criticized john boehner saying gop wants to repeal the health care law and keep tax cut
to these documents as being rather low level classified information that any number of u.s. service members could have access to, but it's obviously something that the pentagon is quite concerned about, that this has now been made public for people all over the world to see, shannon. shannon: with that in mind, mike, what are we hearing from wickileaks about this massive release of classified information, any hint that we should expect more to come? >> reporter: the founder did say, shannon, they have about 15,000 other documents that they have not yet released and he predicted that there would be more leaks to come as well. so all indications are that he is waiting for the right opportunity to get maximum media exposure. it's quite clear that this guy is clearly antiwar and trying to undermine support for the war and a lot of the key countries' contributing troops to the afghan effort. here's more from the wickileaks founder earlier today. >> the coverup, all sorts of crimes, begins at the bottom and moves its way to the top so it is quite hard to enact a new policy and have it filtered down to
is your "situation room." >>> happy birthday, rick. happening now, the u.s. economy loses jobs for the first time this year. the president insists that the recovery is moving forward but americans who are desperate for a paycheck may not be buying that. and two more alleged russian spies reveal their true identities. we'll look at the perils of being a secret agent with kids. and we'll hear from the grown son of one of the suspects. >>> and a leading conservative is calling on the republican party chairman to do his patriotic duty this july 4th by resigning. how long can michael steele hang on to his job? wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux and you're in "the situation room." >>> well job gains in america hit a wall now adding to fears that the nation may be socked with a second recession. there are new figures that show that the economy lost 125,000 jobs in june. now you can see there had been job growth every month in 2010 until the june slide. the loss is mostly due to the fact that the census is over and those jobs related to the census went away. the overall un
we'll have that whole interview for you. first eric shawn and brand-new reporting. the u.s. commission of civil rights is demanding answers into why the decision was made to drop a high profile voter intimidation case against members of the new black panthers after it had already won. tomorrow the commission will hear from j. christian adams, that man right there, a doj attorney who quit his job and turned whistle belower -- whistle-blower over the handling of this case. he told us last week that soupb is lying about the reasons why charges were not pursued under the leadership of attorney general eric holder. it started after this video cause shot outside a philadelphia polling station on election day in 2008. new black panthers party members, one with a night stick glaring at voters. in one case allegedly tried to keep people out of the following place. eric shawn is live in our new york newsroom with the new details. >> reporter: he was a justice department lawyer in the voting rights division, that is the unit that is supposed to protect the rights of voters across the
pentagon correspondent barbara starr following it all for us. >> very few statements from the u.s. military at this hour. because by all accounts they are still pulling out all the stops to search for the sailor who is still missing. and believed the to be in taliban hands. afghan government officials in the province where all of this took place south of kabul, the capitol, say the bodies of one of the sailors have been found. he was apparently killed in the fire fight that broke out. the other sailor may be wounded. at this hour, in fact, they are still searching urgently for him. posters have been put up. rewards have been offered. they are scouring the region south of the capitol looking for any leads that they can. >> barbara, thank you. this year is shaping up to the be the deadliest for u.s. forces since the war in afghanistan began. 52 americans have died there this month. the high was 60 last month. we should also point out that the u.s. has more troops in afghanistan than ever before. the death toll for the year so far, 253. >>> tony hayward is on his way out. that is according to
right. mike viqueira on the white house lawn, thanks very much. >>> new reports of just how much the u.s. paid that iranian scientist for secrets of iran's nuclear program. jim miklaszewski joins us from the pentagon. mick, the numbers are staggering. the cia paid $5 million and one report said offered him $50 million to not return to iran. do we know how true the report is? >> reporter: the claim from the iranian nuclear scientist himself and no basis to that fact but u.s. officials confirm that the cia paid this nuclear scientist $5 million after the scientist defected to the united states but he's now returning to teheran. good news here according to u.s. officials is this person cannot get the hands on that money. he returned to teheran overnight a hero's welcome and reunion with his wife and son who may have been in danger back there in iran but the money is in frozen accounts controlled by the u.s. government for the time being. one of the big questions here, chuck, is once sanctions if they're ever lifted on iran would he then have the ability to get at that $5 million? but there'
involved in the joint priorities, a euphemism for the u.s. the assassination liz in afghanistan. there are many events associated with that, some that resulted in the deaths of -- one that resulted in the deaths of seven children and others that results in a number of innocent. we can also see how people get on the list. they seem to be recommended by regional governors in afghanistan or by intelligence authorities, often with little evidence and no judicial review. >> you said you intend to cooperate. >> that is one of the interesting journalistic stories, that we manage to pull together these groups to share investigative resources. we shared resources stemming out of this material to deal with this. as equal partners, with the exception that we control the embargo data and could move that back in fourth. i spoke to nick davis, and then we did it between the editors. >> they modine this morning -- mod this morning are saying even they are unable to deliver these documents. how can you say it is accurate, and if some of it is not, doesn't that eat into your legitimacies? >> if
believe it or not over the next 24 hours. jon: back here in the u.s., a tornado watch in effect in the upper midwest. the national weather service saying parts of minnesota and north dakota could be in the path of some very dangerous storms. rick reichmuth in the fox extreme weather center for us now. >> reporter: watching this line of storms really develop this morning, moving across, as you said, minnesota into wisconsin, we have a moderate risk of severe weather but this line right there, as it continues to move very quickly through the area, will see that of that severe weather, the tornado watch in effect until 4:00 p.m. and we'll see more weather again as the day heats up again behind this storm. here's a look at where that severe threat is, you can see this red area is the bull's eye, the yellow area, a slight risk, that extends towards the panhandle of oklahoma, in towards texas. but that moderate risk area is likely where we could see any of the tornadoes today. certainly very significant wind damage at times. the other story that we're dealing with across the country a
with the wars that are ongoing, and with the bad economy. those are people talking about him not being a u.s. citizen -- i believe this is the reason why the naacp was talking. people have forgotten that his mother was a white woman. [unintelligible] this is all about racism. there is nothing wrong with eric holder. i believe the president will rebound, it is doing a great job, has more to deal with than any previous president of this country. i believe he will do great. host: also in the paper this morning, when it is about race, it is probably about age too. newt gingrich will go bust week with an idea to deal with america. -- look up last week with an idea. he suggested they reach out to local chapters of the civil rights group and propose a series of joint town hall-style meetings around the country. he could be on to something if he means all americans old enough to remember when cigarettes were harmless and strom thurmond was a democrat. the tea party and the naacp represent this proportionally older memberships. herein lies a problem with some much of our discussion about race and pol
them to one of the new york airports to be transported to moscow. >> as the u.s. strikes a deal with the former enemy, it mends fences with an old friend. >> the bond between israel and the united states is unbreakable. >> the bond between the united states and israel is unbreakable. >> while on the domestic front, republicans and democrats look for a little mojo. with the president on the campaign trail -- >> hello, nevada, hello kansas city! >> carnahan wants to move forward. missouri wants to move forward. that's the choice in this election. moving backwards or moving forwards. >> as republicans debate among themselves, who speaks for the party? >> every time something happens, you know, people say oh, step down. well, the reality is that's not happening. so stop the noise on that. >> you don't want to mess with me. >> i'm joined by pierre thomas of abc news, christi parsons of "tribune" newspapers, john harwood of cnbc and "the new york times," and john dickerson of "slate" magazine and cbs news.>> award-winning reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens. live fr
it keeps money flowing into the u.s. economy. why would they want to add to the debt when they still have lots of money that still hasn't been earmarked for anything? >> i can't answer that directly but i can say that speaker pelosi -- speaker pelosi, president obama and senator reid thinks spend more money, that's the best way to create jobs, spend more money, extend jobless benefits, they say that's a way of creating jobs. many economists say that's not correct. we're getting earnings reports from the financial companies, the economy, the recovery, has stalled, that you can say for sure. secondly, this extension of unemployment benefits will definitely add to the overall decifit. $34 billion. because we've got to borrow this money. if you look at the debt clock, that means that by the end of this day or by early tomorrow morning, top left, there you go, we've crossed $13.2 trillion. we'll be at 13.22 by the end of tomorrow or early into thursday morning. we're adding to the decifit. you can definitely say that. martha: i mentioned, we all remember not too long ago, they passed pay go wh
. that is >> good morning everyone, it's sunday, july 25th, two u.s. service members are missing in afghanistan at this hour. we'll have a live report straight ahead with the latest breaking details for you. >> and bp getting back to work trying to plug the oil spill after tropical weather fizzled out and tony hayward might have one foot out the door. >> and a dam fails after heavy water, gushing down to the down below. our slogan this hour comes from chas in maryland, fox is the best and we all know why, we have aly, clayton and eric who doesn't need a tie. it's "fox & friends". >> did you message, did you mail chas? >> for the record. >> that's eric bolling, ladies and gentlemen, let's give him a round of applause, dave briggs is off at a wedding and i'm clayton morris and alisyn camerota. we have a lot of news. >> new information regarding the whereabouts of two missing u.s. navy service members in afghanistan and connor powell joins us live from kandahar, what is the latest, connor? >> well, good morning, the u.s. military says they have launched an extensive air and ground search for the t
of a stale mated policy and warning u.s. credibility as a mediated. sadly the author's assessment can be applied elsewhere around the world. it seems president obama and the administration as a whole have struggled to find its voice when it comes to the promotion and protection of basic human rights and religious freedom. in these most cherished ideals which are at the heart of the american experiment have been sidelineded by this administration's policy. this is difficult for people who yes or no to freedom and look to america to be their advocates. looking back to sudan in a nation i visited in 1989 and most recently in 2004 when senator brownback and i were the first congressional delegation to go to darfur, i remained concerned that the country is headed to a civil war if the u.s. fails to exert its necessary leadership. while there are certainly times i was critical of the bush administration's policy, it is indisputeable that president bush and former special enjoy danforth were not having the comprehensive c.p.a. brought about the end of a brutal civil war which two million per
the u.s. government thinks the group launched a successful attack outside somalia. the group of now has the ability to strike u.s. targets. the sex of homeland security put congress in may and were warned there was a significant risk of a trying during the matches. so to suggest there were no warnings whatsoever really is not accurate. >> shepard: all right. cathrine herridge in washington. good to see you. thank you. >> he was a member of iran's elite revolutionary guard but he worked for the c.i.a. today he's sharing his story with the "fox report"'s jonathan hunt. a double agent in his own words. as "studio b" continues in just 90 seconds. ifs are ♪ my sunglasses. ♪ people say i'm forgetf. maybe that's why we go to so many memorable places. love the road you're on. the subaru outback. motor trend's 2010 sport/utility of the year. after claiming he worked for years as a double agent for the c.i.a. he grew up in iran and claims he grew suspicion of the regime and then on a trip to the united states he got in touch with american intelligence. what followed, a life of danger under co
. >> they have more skimmers in place now. they are using the assets available to the u.s. government as well as those offered by the foreign governments. i asked are we doing anything to open our arms to invitations made from the other countries? >> i was unimpressed with the answer. >> right now they don't have enough skimmers on board. there is no urgency. >> darrell issa accused obama administration publicizing facts and figures at odds with the reality on the ground and blurring the spill severity, asset in play and when they were deployed. >> he purports to address that somehow it took the command 70 days to accept international help. that is a myth that's been debunked hundreds of times. i stood up here and talked to you frankly and given you the numbers we have. > >> they acknowledge the own figures of government assistance are at odds with each other. >> the numbers i have that admiral allen deployed are looking for divergence. we'll provide the explanation. >> reporter: on youtube, they said the company is going above and beyond to meet the obligation. >> i know it doesn't feel that
to afghanistan for the latest on two u.s. soldiers reported missing there. has big labor lost the mojo when it comes to getting candidates elected? can dems afford to ignore the unions? good question. we will explore that. do the young cute faces make you want to buy something? advertisers are banking on it. more on that when we come back. thanks to t venture card from capital one, we gedouble miles on every purchase. so wearned an l.a. getaway twice as fast. we get double miles every time we use oucard. no matter at we're buying. and since double miles add up quick... romans! get em! [ garth ] ...we can bring the whole gang. [ sheep bleats ] it's hard to beat double miles. whoa -- he's on the list. but we're with him. [ male announcer introducing the venture card from capital one with double miles on everyurchase every day. go to [ indistinct shouting ] what's in your wallet? >> brian: this is a fox news alert. 10 people have been killed and 15 injured after a mass panic broke out at a festival in germany. the deaths occurred after the authorities tried to stop thousands of
laying in repose, the u.s. senator byrd's casket was moved to west virginia's capitol in charleston for the service. public viewing ends at 9:00 this morning and the memorial is at 11:30. byrd served longer and cast more votes than any other senator in u.s. history. those are your headlines. >> all right. let's talk about the big story this weekend which is, of course, the immigration situation and the president's speech on thursday. it was a big speech. all eyes on the president. a lot of rhetoric. it was almost poetic but we also sit here this morning and we ask what did we accomplish? why did he give this speech at this time, guys? still no policy. a lot of politics involved but still no policy, still no bill floated from the president. there's nothing going through the house or the senate. yet, he's pointing the finger at the republicans. >> governor jan brewer was on greta last night and she said she wanted specifics and wanted to see some sort of legislation. take a listen. >> let's be practical. if your house is burning down, you put out the fire and call the architect to se
sensitive information on afghan informants critical to the u.s. mission in afghanistan. "the times" spent just two hours going through the wikileaks papers and found the name of dozens of afghans crafted with providing detailed intelligence to u.s. forces. this is the wikileaks co-founder yulian assange. >> if they are at risk, this would be because of a misclassification by the u.s. military itself. >> now, the pentagon has launched a full-blown investigation to try to find the source of those leaks. while investigators focus on private first class bradley manning, pentagon officials tell nbc news thousands of military and civilian personnel have exactly the same security clearance and could become the next wikileaks source. nbc mike viqueira is live at the white house for us. mike, the administration has been pldownplaying these leaks t this suggests the identities of dozens of afghan informants compromised. what are they saying about that? >> the last we heard is robert gibbs at the press briefing and yesterday we did hear from the president himself who emerged from a meeting with cong
was in pakistan today, emphasizing the u.s. commitment there. she announced several new projects as part of a $7.5 billion aid effort. she then travelled to kabul for international security conference on the afghanistan war. before leaving pakistan, clinton talked to greta van susteren and she thinks, clinton thinks someone in that government of pakistan knows where osama bin laden is. >> if there were a terrorist network operating somewhere, even in the remote place in the united states, some sheriff, you know, some local state policeman, somebody in our collective government would probably know that there was something suspicious going on. so that's why i assume somebody, somebody in this government from top to bottom does know where bin laden is. i'd like to know, too. >> bret: tune in, 10:00 p.m. eastern time for on the record with greta to see her exclusive interview with secretary clinton. security in afghanistan has been heightened in advance of the security conference mrs. clinton is attending. thousands of soldiers and police have been deployed to kabul. two u.s. soldiers were killed by
the war in afghanistan became the longest war in u.s. history, surpassing the conflict in vietnam. >>> a major discovery at ground zero today in new york. a relic which appears to be a ship dating from the 18th century was found by workers at the world trade center site in lower manhattan. the 32-foot long hull, timber samples will be sent to a laboratory to help get a sense of exactly when the boat was built. archaeologists are racing to record and analyze the ship before the delicate wood now exposed to air begins to deteriorate. >>> it's been dormant for 75 years, and a dangerous infection hits a popular florida tourist destination. experts say warning, this could spread north. we'll tell you what it is ahead. >>> another brand new explosive audiotape reportedly of actor mel gibson lashing out at his ex-girlfriend and there are new accusations that gibson injured their baby. if this case is is domestic violence, how do you address it? we'll be right back. tlemen, the 57th president of the united states. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ bell rings ] ♪ [ male announcer ] at&t. the nation's fastes
turned around iraq takes command in afghanistan. will u.s. and nato forces change their war-fighting strategy? we'll have a report from the scene and talk to senator joe lieberman from afghanistan. also if not for the oil spill, this would be a money-making weekend all along the gulf coast, but, of course, it's not. we'll have an update on the spill and ask kenneth feinberg, the man in charge of the $20 billion b.p. compensation fund who will be paid, how much and when. plus, president obama slams republicans for blocking unemployment compensation, immigration and wall street reform. what is the g.o.p. response? we find out from south carolina senator jim demint. we'll ask the sunday group if a double-dip recession is in the future, what it could mean for the mid-term election and the president's agenda. all right now on the 4th of july edition of "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. as well celebrate our independence today, we are following two stories, the huge oil spill in the gulf, which is having a terrible impact on the region this holiday we
, and this is "fox news sunday." the general who turned around iraq takes command in afghanistan. will u.s. and nato forces change their war-fighting strategy? we'll have a report from the scene and talk to senator joe lieberman from afghanistan. also if not for the oil spill, this would be a money-making weekend all along the gulf coast, but, of course, it's not. we'll have an update on the spill and ask kenneth feinberg, the man in charge of the $20 billion b.p. compensation fund who will be paid, how much and when. plus, president obama slams republicans for blocking unemployment compensation, immigration and wall street reform. what is the g.o.p. response? we find out from south carolina senator jim demint. we'll ask the sunday group if a double-dip recession is in the future, what it could mean for the mid-term election and the president's agenda. all right now on the 4th of july edition of "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. as we celebrate our independence today, we are following two stories, the huge oil spill in the gulf, which is having a terrible impact on the
into a history of discrimination by the u.s. agriculture department. and money owed to black farmers. >>> and a former republican senator may be out to get michael steele. i'll ask norm coleman if he is serious about a possible challenge for his party's top job. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> up first, a failed flaw aboard the deepwater horizon rig when it exploded and unleashed the worst oil disaster in u.s. history. we're just now learning that an alarm system, get this, had intentionally been disabled for about a year before the april 20th blast that killed 11 workers. the platform's chief electronics technician testified today before a federal panel. he explained that the rig's fire and gas sensors were active but its computer system was inhibited in his word so it wouldn't trigger any kind of general alarm or an automatic engine shutdown. listen to this. >> when i discovered it was inhibited about a year ago i inquired as to why it was inhibited. and the explanation i got was that from the oim down they did not want people woke up at 3:00 in the morning du
through the u.s. congress. what kind of a political football is that now? >> well this is a bi product of judicial activism when the clean air act was written john dingle was there and he said no one caulked about carbon dioxide. in massachusetts versus the epa the supreme court said the epa can go ahead and effectively make law by including it in their regulatory apparatus. again this is not going to go over well. it will deaf state the economy and if the administration tries this i think they do so at their own peril. megyn: we'll see. that seems to be the direction they are moving toward and we'll see what they aspire to do as this bill is doa in the senate. always a pressure. he is a powerful member of the house of representatives. now congressman charlie rangel is facing ethics charges of his own. the last time an investigation like this happened a member of congress ended up in prison. what do these charges mean for the democrats in their race to retain the house? control of it in november. we'll have a fair & balanced debate coming up. and how does a game of ding dong ditch end
of the highest in the country, possibly due to the layoffs of thousands of temporary census workers. the u.s. senate it just approved another extension of unemployment benefits today for those unemployed americans. yesterday, president obama criticized republicans who have repeatedly voted against the measure. this morning, nancy pelosi said unemployment insurance is an important stimulus for the economy. >> it's responsible for citation of millions of jobs because people who get unemployment surance need it. they spend the money immediately. it injects demand into the economy and it creates jobs. >> reporter: today's vote happened after new senator goodwin was sworn in. he provided the 60th vote needed to break the filibuster. the house will take up the bill tomorrow. president obama is likely to sign it into law by week's end. >>> actress lindsay lohan is now playing the role of a jailhouse prisoner. [ chanting ] >>> protesters just staged a die-in outside the office of nancy pelosi. they say the issue is a matter of life or death. >>> will the bay area's cooler- than-normal temperatures c
happened on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere. it was about 12 miles south of the u.s.-mexican border. and the reason this piece of stretch is so important is because it goes through nogales mexico and into nogales, arizona. it's a pathway of gold for the cartels, once you get to the other side that's where all the money is made. the reason the cartels are fighting more with the human traffickers is because the cartels are using illegal immigrants to traffic i can the drugs, it's win, win, they can make money on the drugs as well as the illegal immigrants. and the mexican border that stretch is considered among the most deadly places on the planet. we talked about 21 killed yesterday. in the last week alone there have been 540 people killed just this year. the numbers are nearing 5,400 and the concern of course is that all that violence will spill over onto this side of the border, because more mexican cartels are now working more closely with u.s. gangs. we had some breaking news today. remember this, the u.s. consulate worker who was gunned down in march along with her husband in ju
will be with us here in the studio. breaking news overnight. it's grim. >> very grim. breaking news. three u.s. troops killed in afghanistan yesterday making july the deadliest month for american forces in the nearly nine-year war. nato officials say the troops died in two separate blasts in the southern part of the country. according to an associated press count that brings the u.s. death toll for the month to at least 63. june had been the deadliest month for the u.s. with 60 deaths and for the overall nato led force with 104 fatalities. meanwhile a new report on the increase in army suicides finds the military is failing its soldiers as they deal with repeated deployments to afghanistan and iraq. according to the army study, military commanders are so focused on preparing their troops for war, they are allowing them to engage in risky behavior back here at home like drug and alcohol abuse that may lead to suicide. the army counted 160 suicides last year, the highest total ever. a senate report reveals as many as 6,600 graves may be unmarked or mislabeled at arlington national cemetery. a pr
guard troops are supposed to arrive at the u.s.-mexico border tomorrow. but now there is word they may not get there until october. this as arizona's governor learns her appeal has been delayed and has been delayed for months. our own version of a royal wedding but this one is really top secret. today is chelsea clint's big day we are in rinehart new york ahead of the ceremony. >> shannon: scary numbers for congressional democrats ahead the november mid terms. 13. that's how many charges congressman charlie rangel is facing. 8 is how many is asking congressman to resign. now that congressman woman maxine waters has chosen to go through with a trial of her own. malini wilkes is here to break it down for us. >> a second ethics trial is possible this fall for california representative maxine waters. for the first time president obama is commenting about the ethics charges against new york congressman charlie rangel. now, rangle himself is refusing to talk about the 13 charges against him. including allegations of misusing his office. failure to disclose assets and nonpayment of taxes. so
to the u.s. debt problem? first response comes from congressman moran. >> thank you for your question. is one of the most serious issues our country faces. any effort in changing our debt into the future rebels around structural reform. in addition, at this point in our economy, we cannot raise taxes. so any increase in fica or withholding taxes would be a terrible mistake. so raising taxes is not an option. congress should look at long- term, incremental changes in the social security system that will provide benefits, debt reduction benefits over a long period of time. the truth is that if we are going to address our deficit issue is about changing our tax code, eliminating regulations, and allowing the american people to go to work. how you get out of the recession is small businessmen and entrepreneurs believing they have an idea to bring to market. we have to get government out of the way. much of that has to do with the uncertainty of what washington is doing today. what is this person is going to grow their business when they are uncertain about what is going to happen with hea
under u.s. legislation passed last year tripling civilian aid to $7.5 billion over the next five years, secretary clinton hopes to draw the two countries closer in trust and strengthen their joint efforts to fight al-qaida and the taliban. >> this is the most significant, concrete achievement between these two neighbors in nearly 50 years. i believe it will go a long way towards strengthening regional economic ties, creating jobs in both countries and promoting sustainable economic development. >> and the foreign minister for pakistan explained the country's leadership is encouraged by the dialogue between the two nations adding that it is important to build a people centered relationship. such a partnership, he says, is essential to fighting terrorism and extremism. pakistan is undergoing many changes right now, he added. economic and socially adding that it is a country that's moving towards democracy and pakistan's foreign minister adds they have two priorities. peace and prosperity. becoming a partner in the international community. later today, as you mentioned, ali, secretary c
bernanke already said purchases of treasuries use confidence in the u.s.' ability to control rates, you will see those bond rates turn on a dime. >> let's get off of bond rates for a second. the fact is the confidence, the american public does want some confidence that their government is going to start acting sensibly, not spending like drunken sailors. wouldn't that give us some confidence to know that they are trying to fix social security? because it is broken. everybody knows that. >> i'm going to get myself an admiral's hat and a bottle of whiskey and start thinking about spending. i love the way we keep talking about drunken sailors. you know, it is economic stimulus. maybe we can even deploy some social security number towards lending to small business, which is something the banks don't seem to be able to do. >> that's such an -- that is so wrong. >> start with reform by the most privileged and lucky people in this country. >> not meant for any other purpose. >> that's the point. hold on a second. there was a contract made with american citizens when social security was created
to the ground. three u.s. soldiers have died in explosions in afghanistan according to nato, the troops were killed in separate bombings in the south where u.s. pressure on the taliban continues to grow. the fatalities bring july's death toll so 63 making it the deadliest month for american troops in the nine-year war. the deaths this month include navy petty officers jared newlove and justin mcnealy. they went missing and it's believed they were ambushed by the taliban. a devastating blow to the first responders of the 9/11 attacks. a bill to provide them with health care just failed in the house. it would have paid up to $7.4 billion in medical aid for people who got sick after working at ground zero. lawmakers defended their votes on the floor. >> the legislation has been paired with a fundamentally flawed and job destroying tax increase and therefore, i will vote against it. >> it's republicans wrapping their arms around republicans rather than doing the right thing on behalf of the heroes. it is a shame, a shame. if you believe this is a bad idea to provide health care, then vote no.
charged a mexican law enforcement officer with abusing his power. police say the liaison to the u.s. is accused of helping a drug trafficking cartel. he was charged with 43 others in an indictment unsealed today. this comes after the fbi made multiple arrests earlier. >>> a gas well explosion near pittsburgh has killed two people. it burned for hours, spewing thick, black smoke for miles. the cause still under investigation. but a state official says people were welding at the site before the explosion. >>> his weapon of choice was not a light saber but a gun, police in long island new york say a man dressed up as darth vader. he wore a blue cape and camouflage pants. a customer thought it was a joke before the man forced the man to the floor using that gun. >>> the weather is the focus of our battle of the late-night laughs. two hosts, one topic, you decide who had the line of the night. let's start with david letterman on the heat wave. >> june was the warmest month in the history of the planet. yes. the warmest month -- of course it will be even warmer where mel gibson is going.
's the backbone of this country. and it's long past the time in my view that we stand up for u.s. manufacturing. i'm proud to say i'm a product of a manufacturing household. and when i grew up, it was a time when people could have a good job in manufacturing and put food on the table, cover health care costs and supply a pension, but we have seen obviously a lot of loss of good manufacturing jobs due to a number of things, but including, unfair trade practices and policies that put our companies and workers at a disadvantage. as we work together to pass this initiative that is multi-faceted in its approach, because there are many things we need to do to level that playing field and invest in many ways in our manufacturing sector so that we can, again, make things and create real value. we just an economic collapse in this country and all too vivid in our minds and a lot of that that wealth we thought that was out there was created by people moving money around and there was a lot of smoking mirrors going on and when the room cleared up, the american people were smashed under the results. when you
week. the winning item is brought to a vote on the u.s. congress house floor, every week the next week the vote will take place on the prior week's winner. this week's vote was on a cut which would have saved the taxpayers 1.2 billion dollars, with a "b" that would put an end to the sleeper class fare on amtrak. amtrak loses $400 per passenger in subsidizing the sleeper class. there's only 16% of the passenger load on amtrak even opts for that. some say i don't know if it is all the way valid some say we could put people on a plane for that price and still save for not subsidizing the sleeper class. all in all the youcut program has amounted to over 100 billion dollars in cuts to the federal budget. we 10 to gather votes -- we continue to gather votes and amass a record each week. unfortunately, it has not been overwhelmingly bipartisan because we are unable to prevail obviously with the democrats not joining in wholesale. >> greta: i suspect it is to send a message that these are the things that the american people want. 100 billion dollars -- now we deal with trillions, 100 billion d
controversial immigration law goes into effect, a u.s. district judge has issued a ruling, applauded by the obama administration temporarily blocking the most contentious provision of the new law. arizona governor jan brewer, who signed the law in april, said the preliminary injunction will be appealed. >> it's a little bump in the road. we knew one side or the other was going to appeal. this begins the process. >> reporter: in her decision, judge sue soon bolton blocked a decision allowing local police officers to check the immigration status for those whom they have stopped. the u.s. justice department responded in a statement saying -- [ no audio ] >> reporter: "to seriously disrupt federal immigration enforcement." arizona attorney general terry goddard who opposed the law says wednesday's decision puts more pressure on the federal government. >> it seems to me that the federal government has an obligation to fix our broken immigration system. >> reporter: the rest of the immigration law goes into effect on thursday. in washington, i'm samantha hayes. >> and today's de
" reports that since the 9/11 attacks, u.s. intelligence operations have spiraled out of control and that no one knows how much it costs and how many people it employs or how many programs exist. this is the result of a two-year investigation. the post discovering that the system put in place to keep the united states safe is so massive that its effectiveness is impossible to determine. among the findings, over 1,200 government organizations and nearly 2,000 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence and about 10,000 locations ais kro the u.s. over 800,000 people, nearly 1.5 times as many people who live in washington, d.c., hold top secret security clearances. richard. and in washington and surrounding areas, 33 building complexes top secret intelligence work are under construction or have been built since september of 2001. together, they occupy the equivalent of almost three pentagons or 22 u.s. capital buildings, about 17 million square feet of space. we're going to talk to dana priest who co-wrote the article coming up
to do with the u.s. department of agriculture's decision to have shirley sherrod fired, that was entirely up to the designated secretary, that department, tom vilsack, he acted independently of any white house involvement, took no counsel from the white house, reviewed the matter himself and made the decision himself. that was reinforced about 8:00 when a white house official told me that after the fact, meaning after shirley sherrod had been fired, president obama had been briefed on all the facts of the case and fully supported that decision to seek and obtain shirley sherrod's ouster. then late last night the white house, we don't know exactly when, but very late last night or esrerl this morning placed a call to the agriculture department saying it was the white house's opinion that the agriculture department ought to review the facts of the case an see if it missed anything and possibly in the future might come to a different conclusion. i've asked several times today what accounted for this change, number one, and white house involvement, and number two, seeking r
in the u.s. >> "washington journal" continues. host: let's begin with talking about the difference between what refineries do and what bp was doing in the gulf of mexico so people understand the difference. guest: absolutely. first of all, thanks for having me this morning. it is a pleasure to be here. what we as domestics do, we don't produce the crude oil. we make it better. we make gasoline, deisel and other products that surround us in our daily lives. host: how many refineries are there in the united states right now? guest: probably 147, 148, depending on bho who is counting. those are owned by interest crated companies, independent companies, large, small, and meedyum sized. we go through the whole gamut, the biggest of the big to the smallest of the small. host: how many are we talking about? >> we're talking a low of two to 2.5 million direct jobs. ans larry to that, what we do p provide, d -- do, you're talking over nine and 10 millionectobs that we were directly responsible for. host: what's the impact on our economy? >> hundreds of millions of dollars. just in 200148ectust from
, what does this mean for u.s./russian relations and do we think that there are other spies who are sort of living among us here? >> well, a prosecutor said in court yesterday that there might be other spies here. he talked about the tip of the iceberg. that's possible. on the other hand, oddly enough, both sides seem to be playing this down. we haven't expelled any of the russian diplomats that were meeting with these agents. >> right, why is that? >> i don't know. i think because we have more important business to do with the russians. counterterrorism and trade and other issues and both sides want to keep it kind of calm. >> do we have spies in russia? >> we hope so, don't we? >> right. >> our spies are heroes and their spies are rats. >> right. >> all right, jeff stein, our security editor. jeff, thanks so much. >> thank you for having me. >>> more testimony today in the confirmation hearings for supreme court nominee elena kagan. while the 50-year-old has wrapped up her time in the hot seat, today senators will hear from outside witnesses. if follows days of sharp exchanges and the
russian agents who led very successful lives here in the u.s. each of their profiles, very different. ranging from anna chapman who promoted herself in this video. take a look. >> i think the most challenging part of my life really started when i quit all of my jobs, really cut all of my salaries and really did something that i wanted to do. >> then, are there the murphys who planted themselves in suburban, new jersey. earned ivy-league nbas and raise u.s.-born children and now alleged spies are facing jail time. investigative correspondent mark. we have "the post" giving us these great headlines of spyvy league. this is anna chapman on the cover here but talking about cynthia murphy she was the ivy-league person. give us an explanation of why why they're going with this angle of the spyvy league in cynthia muchy. >> was a columbia nba. she seems to be the more successful of these spies in that she got a job at a very fancy tax consultancy in manhattan and used her position there, at least according to the government, to schmooz somebody named allen patrick off a big fund-raiser for
on the situation, but they certainly will be deployed on the u.s.-side of the border as set forth by rules of engagement. we have done this before, and it is common practice for soldiers and airmen to take the leads, to only take action necessary to extricate themselves, and not be provocative. >> the entreat identification teams will be assisting the commissioner and the criminal intelligence analyst, assisting with investigations of the criminal networks. >> the team is there on the border physically? what do they do? >> the work with border control engines to provide additional eyes and ears for the border, so they are at pre-determined places along the border, to be able to assist and identify attempted entries, and communicating to border patrol agents that would then take efforts at apprehension. >> in an observation tower or radar? >> you would have them at certain positions that again would have been pre-determined by the border patrol leadership and expertise in the particular sector. and from the particular thepoin t would be in a position to provide situational awareness over a
to our friends on the other side who voted against closing the loophole to bring jobs to the u.s. they wanted to keep the status quo which incentivized businesses moving their companies offshore. and our friends on the other side don't want us to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. and have consistently voted against initiatives to bring back manufacturing here in the united states and invest in green technologies and green energy here in the united states. so on and on and on. in addition to that, mr. speaker, which i think really highlights the difference between the two parties is that if you look at the alternative budget provided by the republican party here in the house of representatives, it privatizes social security and it attempts to turn medicare into a voucher system for our senior citizens. again, a leap back to the bush-era policies. do we really want to go back there? and i'm the first to say, we haven't done everything right. i can talk with some of my disagreements with what the president has done. we aren't all in agreement here. but clearly, there's a differe
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